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Job Title: Sr. Supply Chain Planner
Requisition ID: 50454BR

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.


  • Lead effort with Demand Planning to translate finished goods forecasts into machine hour plans and project impact on inventory; provide feedback on ROP and safety stock values set on a quarterly basis.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to the planning teams, establish site level machine hour and labor plans, project inventory and influence the Value Stream SIOP process, Value Stream and Site Leaders, Assume leadership position when needed to facilitate the group meeting overall objectives.
  • Lead process improvements within materials management team and across matrixed functions.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation in Supply Chain processes and drive to implementation with cross functional teams. Leverage extensive practical experience and business acumen to influence the performance of the Value Stream favorably. Evaluates KPIs to determine future requirements for Value Stream.
  • Based on target stocking levels (MTS items) and MTO demand, schedule production to optimize manufacturing sequence taking EBQs, lead time and component availability into account while level loading labor requirements; gain consensus from the Value Stream Manager for the schedule on a weekly basis
  • Provide short and long term capacity planning for the assigned Value Stream -proactively identify short term constraints and provide input / validation to long term constraints identified in the SIOP Capacity Planning model; collaboratively work with engineering and manufacturing to resolve constraints that do not require capital investment.
  • Place orders with suppliers in response to planning requirements that balance both service level and inventory. Take a leadership role in ensuring component shortages do not impact manufacturing’s ability to meet the schedule.
  • Track service levels and inventory of manufactured and purchased materials to achieve customer service and business objectives. Create RCCMs (Root Cause Counter Measures) for metrics that are not meeting goals and work with key stake holders to implement containment and countermeasures.
  • Assume a leadership role in ensuring timely delivery of components from vendors and manufactured goods from operations. Communicate material supply issues proactively with all required business functions. Track Manufacturing Schedule Attainment and Supplier On-time delivery.
  • Actively manage Slow Moving and Excess & Obsolete stock utilizing established business processes and systems.
  • Maintain material and vendor master data in SAP and other systems as necessary. (Material Master – ROP and safety stock values for WIP and Raw Material, Vendor Info Records and Source Lists, Lot Sizes, Leadtime, etc.)
  • Support Value Stream GEMBAs on a daily basis - communicate daily Schedule Attainment, Stock Availability and Past Due priorities to Operations; resolve any component shortages
  • Support new product launches and product discontinuances - provide capacity input and create supply plans
  • Work jointly with the Finance Team and Value Stream leadership to set monthly KPIs with respect to overtime and labor to machine hour plan inputs; actively participate in monthly Value Stream MBRs; ensure accurate invoicing for purchased material
  • Work jointly with Demand Planning to translate Finished Goods forecasts into machine hour plans and project impact on inventory; provide feedback on ROP and safety stock values set on a quarterly basis
  • Analyze leadtimes and EBQs on a quarterly basis and set appropriate parameters in SAP; collaborate with manufacturing and suppliers to drive leadtime and lot size reductions
  • Participate on Lean, PPI, SAP, Safety and other project teams as appropriate.
  • Backfill for the Value Stream Planning supervisor - provide leadership to the planning team, establish site level machine hour and labor plans; influence Value Stream SIOP process, etc.


  • Requires a 4-year degree in Business or Science discipline, MBA preferred.
  • Must have at least 5 years of Supply Chain experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with ERP systems in a manufacturing environment, (SAP experience preferred)
  • Intermediate skills in MS-Office tools, particularly Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills - good verbal and written skills are required. Must have customer service mindset with ability to enhance internal client relationships.
  • Must possess strong analytic skills for inventory management and capacity/labor planning. Experience in project planning is a plus.
  • Must possess working knowledge of LEAN concepts, such as vendor managed inventory, lot size optimization, and Kanban. Experience in an ISO or GMP environment is beneficial.
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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